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Transphorm - Gallium Nitride Power Converters

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by dpeilow, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. dpeilow

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  2. Norbert

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    Indeed interesting.

     
  3. widodh

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    Indeed! But heat (thus cooling) and efficiency are almost the same. The more efficient the converter is, the less cooling you need.

    This article was clearly written for the mass :)
     
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    Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) has been used for power electronics for a bit, but not for everything. Gallium Nitride is "newer" and is starting to catch fire (not literally) in the industry! It has already been succesfully produced (maybe not tested for long enough) in the market. The government has been researching it, "Early chips degraded into uselessness in less than a week" Defense News, GaN Revolution - After Long Germination, Industry Readies High-Power Chips GaN Revolution - Defense News 2011.01.28. This technology will probably be in almost everything in the next several years, but only tie will tell...
     
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    Green Car Congress: Delphi-led partnership highlights GaN-on-Silicon advanced power electronics technology at ARPA-E Summit

     
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    Good catch, thanks. I didn't see the Ga Nitride vs. Ga Arsenide difference at first...
     

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